Re: PST Returned from Meade


Sep 16, 2009

 


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#7673 Sep 16, 2009

Coronado PSTYesterday, September 14, 16 weeks and 6 days from when I sent it in, I received my PST back from Meade. Naturally, it was overcast all afternoon. But this morning, I was able to get it out and view the sun. Nice prominences, some surface detail. I'm using the 8 -24 mm zoom at about 12 mm, for 33 power. The front glass looks good. Clear, blue tint, no rust! I'm comparing my PST with my club's, which seems to have excellent contrast for proms and surface detail. Mine seems to be at least as good, so I am well pleased. I hope others on the list have been as fortunate in the quality of the repairs performed by Meade.



Bill



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#7674 Sep 16, 2009

Hi Bill,



I too sent mine in earlier this year. Same results as yours. Works

flawlessly. Meade did a fine job. Took me 6 weeks to get it back. Now

the time is longer due to the greater number of pieces going in for

repair. I use a 7mm to 22mm Nikon zoom and I use the entire range.

Some days better than others. A Zoom eyepiece is the way to go with

this scope.



Joe







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>Coronado PSTYesterday, September 14, 16 weeks and 6 days from when I sent it in, I received my PST back from Meade. Naturally, it was overcast all afternoon. But this morning, I was able to get it out and view the sun. Nice prominences, some surface detail. I'm using the 8 -24 mm zoom at about 12 mm, for 33 power. The front glass looks good. Clear, blue tint, no rust! I'm comparing my PST with my club's, which seems to have excellent contrast for proms and surface detail. Mine seems to be at least as good, so I am well pleased. I hope others on the list have been as fortunate in the quality of the repairs performed by Meade.

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#7675 Sep 17, 2009

Bill,



When I sent mine in last year, it had to make a return trip for additional adjustment. When I got it back the first time you needed a pair of vice grips to adjust the tuning ring and would come into proper tune.



I sent it back at the request of Meade after I sent an email to the president of Meade. The did put a rush on the second repair (an additional 6 weeks) and upon the second receipt - it has performed flawlessly. Great contrast on the proms and excellant views of the granularity on the solar disc.



Now we just need to coax the sun to provide us with a little sunspot activity and all will be right with the world.



Cook

--- In Coronado_PST@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Helms" bill.helms@...> wrote:

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> Coronado PSTYesterday, September 14, 16 weeks and 6 days from when I sent it in, I received my PST back from Meade. Naturally, it was overcast all afternoon. But this morning, I was able to get it out and view the sun. Nice prominences, some surface detail. I'm using the 8 -24 mm zoom at about 12 mm, for 33 power. The front glass looks good. Clear, blue tint, no rust! I'm comparing my PST with my club's, which seems to have excellent contrast for proms and surface detail. Mine seems to be at least as good, so I am well pleased. I hope others on the list have been as fortunate in the quality of the repairs performed by Meade.

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> Bill

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